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Jul 23, 2012 11:30am PDT
captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >>> >> a dazed-looking james holmes made his first court appearance this morning he showed no emotions, relatives took a close look at the young man. good morning i'm kristen sze. cheryl jennings is off. rebecca he has the latest from colorado now. -- >> reporter: shooting suspect james holmes sat quietly in a colorado courtroom today, appearing dazed. >> you have a right to a jury trial. >> reporter: unshaven and with his hair dyed sat silently. the prosecutor said she's considering the death penalty. >> victims will be impacted by that decision so they will want to have and we will want their input. >> reporter: the 20 -- the 24-year-old is accused of killing 12 and injuring 58 after firing a hail of bullets during the midnight premiere of a batman sequel. investigators combing through his apartment tell abc news they found a computer and move evidence of a batman obsession including a poster and mask. they described the space as a bomb factory and death trap. >> this apartment was designed to kill whoever entered it. >> reporter: p
KOFY
Jul 20, 2012 11:30am PDT
software company and he does have a younger sister. >> this is james holmes. they said he had been in the graduate program there in neuro sciences but he dropped out in june. we have learned he is originally from san diego. the mother is inside. his dad has left for colorado. a san diego police lieutenant anyone else to the family to the crime. >> our hearts go out to the friends and family of those involved. they are cooperating with the law enforcement and they did for your patience. >> this cellphone video shows one bloody victim amid the chaos. survivors were telling what they witnessed after he threw a gas canister inside the theater. they say he had at least four weapons. >> i saw with my friends and people i didn't know get shot. >> i was calling out. they say don't go over there. he is trying to everybody that trying to get out of main doors. >> i saw people that were shot and bleeding all over. i saw them bringing out a little kids. >> holmes acted alone. a threat persists. he said there were explosives at the apartment and that has turned out to be true. >> the pictures are
KOFY
Jul 30, 2012 11:30am PDT
compromise their client's right to a fair trial. james holmes now knows with what he's facing after being formally charged today. 142 counts in all. including 24 counts of murder. two for each of the 12 victims shot to death in the colorado theater. 116 counts of attempted murder, doubling the number injured. one charge of possessing explosives and within sentence -- unlike his first court appearance this month where holmes was silent, observers say this time at one point he spoke with his attorney and looked directly at the judge when the possibility of the death penalty was mentioned. >> if he gets convicted of one count of first degree mur the punishment will be either death penalty or life without parole. >> reporter: this case is raising questions about doctor-patient confidential tip. the judge today ordered a notebook holmes sent to his psychiatrist be turned over to the defense. next month there will be a hearing about that evidence. meantime, families of the victims continue to grieve. this weekend ashley who was shot several times during the massacre suffered a miscarriage
KOFY
Jul 25, 2012 11:30am PDT
has been learning more about the accused real life villain james holmes. a month and a half before the shooting he took a key oral exam, he reportedly failed and then he bought a high powered rifle that became part of his cache. experts say failing that test might have triggered a sickness. >> all of those things could make a dormant schizophrenia-type of genetic predisposition come out and come out quickly. >> reporter: yet n that movie theater, authorities say holmes acted like a focused marksman those guns and assault rifle in particular take lots of training and target practice to master. the shooter had what law enforcement officials call a high hit rate. as investigators try to figure out where he might have been trained one victim has a new son named hugo. his mother survived without sustaining any injuries. we hear mom and baby are doing great. caleb is in critical. >>> stay with abc7 news for all the latest on the tragedy in colorado we are updating information as well on twitter. >>> still ahead, big announcement for north korea's new young leader. what he is doing that his f
KOFY
Jul 24, 2012 11:30am PDT
. investigators continue to examine the evidence from holmes' apartment. the apartment was booby-trapped with more than 30 homemade grenades and 10 gallons of gasoline. 12 people killed, four sacrificed their lives to save others that included a man who shielded his girlfriend from the bullets. >> he would do anything for me, he always told me that too. i wish i could have protected him the same way he protected me. >> warner brothers has donate add undisclosed amount to the victims' fund that has raised nearly two million dollars. members of the denver broncos visited some in the hospital. >>> a couple hurt in the theater shooting has someone to celebrate today. 21-year-old katie gave birth this morning at the university of colorado hospital in aurora. the same hospital where her 23-year-old husband caleb remains in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head. the couple had gone to the midnight showing as a last date before becoming parents. the hospital says mom and baby are fine. stay with abc7 news and abc7news.com for all the latest developments on the colorado theater mass
KOFY
Jul 3, 2012 11:30am PDT
noticeable thing katie holmes is doing now she has filed for divorce? >> thanks before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that means...fish on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. with copd, i thought i'd miss our family tradition. now symbicort significantly improves my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. and that makes a difference in my breathing. today, we're ready for whatever swims our way. ask your doctor about symbicort. i got my first prescription free. call or clic
KOFY
Jul 9, 2012 11:30am PDT
katie holmes have quickly reached a settlement in their divorce. her attorney says an agreement has been signed putting an end to a romance that began in 2005. details have not been released. she filed for divorce less than two weeks ago and requested sole custody of the couple's daughter. she has moved into a new york city apartment. there are reports that cruise has not seen suri since the filing. >>> lance armstrong is asking a federal court to block the latest doping charges against him. he argues the u.s. anti-doping agency violates the constitutional rights of athletes. the agency says more than 10 former teammates and team officials will testify that armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs during his career. armstrong says he's . the former champion could be banned from the sport for life and stripped of his tour de france victories, if found guilty. >>> matt cain has received a perfect honor this morning. manager of the nl all-star team has selected cain to be the starting pitcher of tonight's game. a perfect game is when no batter from the opposing game gets on base. >>>
ABC
Jul 20, 2012 4:00pm PDT
behind me. bullet casings were on my forehead. >> the suspect, james holmes was arrested. >> he was apprehended with three weapons in the car. >> according to one official, holmes told investigators he was the joker, a super villain in the batman movie. he looked like a deranged individual. he had his hair painted red. >> holmes told police his apartment was booby trapped. s.w.a.t. teams found flammable materials inside of the home. we're learning more about the ald gunman. abc news confirmed he purchased guns legally in the last few months and has a degree in neuroscience. >> and abc 7 news is in colorado to cover the tragedy in aurora. we'll hear from her live on abc 7 news at 5:00 and she'll tweet updates. >> and we know the name of one of the victims of the massacre. aspiring sportscaster went professionally by jessica redfield, an intern in a denver radio station. we'll have the heart breaking way the world found out about her death today. >> we're learning more about the gunman. he grew up in san diego and graduated with honors in uc riverside. >> he was in the process of with
ABC
Jul 21, 2012 5:00am PDT
inkling of the horrors to come. the lone gunman, 24-year-old james holmes, watched the film like everyone else until he got up and used his cell phone. then he slipped through an exit door to get an arsenal of weapons from his car. holmes went back inside to the front of the theater and hurled two green canisters. >> they started hissing and smoke everywhere, and then by the time i turned the corner they went off just pop, pop! and then shooting. >> then he shot up in the air and everybody started to panic at that point. >> the baby was in my arms at that time and then it was just chaos. >> at that moment i remember thinking i'm not going to die in here. me and my kids, we are not going to die in here. >> just minutes later police arrested holmes outside the theater near his car. officials won't say if the suspect talked about a motive. right now they are worried about his apartment. it is booby trapped. >> i see an awful lot of wires, trip wires, jars full of ammunition, jars full of liquid. some things that look like mortor rounds. we have a lot of challenges to get in there safely. >>
ABC
Jul 22, 2012 6:00am PDT
new batman movie. the suspect, james holmes, is being held in solitary confinement in a local jail. he is expected to make his first court appearance tomorrow. police say he planned the attack for months. they have now cleared his apartment of booby traps by safely detonating the explosives and flammable liquids left behind. some of the survivors are beginning to return to the scene of the tragedy. we are there bring you their story. >> the community of aurora is banding together. this message of hope, love and sorrow is the latest show of hope for the 12 people who died and those injured in the movie theater shooting as suspected shooter james holmes sits in jail. some of the people who lived throughout horror returned to the scene. >> i haven't been able to sleep. all of it has been going through my head. >> lisa tells me she was fortunate enough to get out of the theater not long after the shooting began. >> i was like five feet away from him. he had a gas mask on and a bulletproof vest and gunshots on him and one on his waste and he took the one in his hand and it started going off
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Jul 22, 2012 5:00am PDT
holmes, is being held in solitary confinement in a local jail. he is expected to make his first court appearance tomorrow. police say he planned the attack for months. they now safely got in his apartment. we have a reporter in aurora bringing us their story. >> the community of aurora is banding together. this message ever messages of hope, love and sorrow is the latest show of hope for the 12 people who died and those injured in the movie theater shooting as suspected shooter james holmes sits in jail. some of the people who lived throughout horror returned to the scene. >> i haven't been able to sleep. all of it has been going through my head. >> lisa tells me she was fortunate enough to get out of the theater not long after the theater began. >> he had a mask on and a bulletproof vest and a gun belt on him and one on his waste and took the one in his hand and started going off. >> her step dad used to live in cupertino so she had family in the area. they know century 16 is where she usually goes for big movie premieres. >> everybody was call off the hook because they know we live
ABC
Jul 20, 2012 11:00pm PDT
24-year-old james holmes calmly watched the movie along with everybody else, and then he got up and used his cell phone and went out to get his weapons and gear up with a bulletproof vest, a ballistic helmet, gas mask, tactile gloves and gear to cover his throat and legs. holmes went to the front of the theater and hurled two green canisters. >> i saw plumes of smoke. >> reporter: i spoke with emma who was in the theater. she stayed on scene for hours. she tells me she thought it had to be a prapg. >> he was such a nightmarish figure it couldn't have been real. >> then my worst nightmare happened. a guy in the corner had a semiautomatic weapon in his hand. you could see the explosions that were coming from the gun, the shotgun or whatever against the smoke background. >> one victim, a mother was hit in the leg. jay i remember thinking i am not going to die in here. me and my kids are not going to die in here. >> it was chaos. >> he marched up and down the aisle using an arsonal, an assault gun and rifle and two blocks. he shot moments later to reload. police caught him in the parkin
ABC
Jul 21, 2012 5:00pm PDT
detonated them in an undisclosed location. holmes is now in solitary confinement and set for an initial hearing on monday and appointed a public defender. meanwhile, the coroner's office released the names of all 12 victims who died in the shooting early friday mning and even with the suspect this custody, state, local and law enforcement officers are dealing with another threat from the alleged shooter. let's go to the abc 7 news reporter at the theater in colorado. >> yes, alan, exactly where i was yesterday only the the scene here is a different today. only because the mall area is now open. you have shoppers coming and going, but you see the century 16 theater behind me, that's blocked off by police again, after that horrific shooting where police say suspect james holmes shot and killed 12 people and injured more than 50 more. but as you mentioned, police are here and they're also at his apartment trying to make sure there are no massive explosions. >> first, there was a warning. then a controlled explosion came from inside james holmes' apartment. the man accused of openin
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 4:30am PDT
shootings in colorado. the suspect james holmes is refusing to speak with authorities. he spent months stockpiling an arsenal of bullets and weapons. authorities believe he act add loan. katie marzullo -- he acted alone. katie marzullo joins us. >> reporter: in a few hours james holmes could be in court his appearance set for 7:30 this morning. he does not have to be present in court. it is possible his attorney, a public defender, could show up alone for the proceeding. holmes will not be charged today. prosecutors have three days to file the charges there will be at least 71, one for each victim and probably more. authorities are no closer to knowing the motive. someone who knows holmes is speaking out the family pastor in san diego. >> he was a little on the quiet side. in one conversation it was obvious he was intelligent. he goals. going to be a professional. >> reporter: the police chief says holmes has lawyered up and not cooperating. as far as the stockpile of bullets at his home, 6,000 rounds were found. authorities say he bought them online which is unregulated. they say all
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 5:00am PDT
from now, 12 killed, 58 injured. rebecca stevens has more from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: holmes won't be charged today prosecutors have three days to file the charges at least 71, one for each victim and probably more. 12 died and several others were hospitalized in critical condition when the gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater, showing the latest batman movie. holmes could face a competency evaluation. meanwhile, for the first time seeing and hearing the suspect james holmes in exclusive video obtained by abc news. it is holmes, just after his high school graduation making a presentation at science camp. >> super power and let 'em have more fun. >> reporter: the suspect is not cooperating with authorities and is in solitary. last night the people of aurora heard first from president obama who spent more than two hours with the victims and their families. >> the president: i confessed to them that words are always inadequate in these kinds of situations. >> reporter: then from leaders of their community. >> one day lord, we know that our city will march back into that
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 4:00pm PDT
hearing of james holmes. >> i feel like i make sure that justice is taken with this man. and this support everybody that has been through this. >> david sanchez says he wants holmes to face the death penalty. several of those who died are being remembered for sacrificing to save their friends. the victims honored in the u.s. senate with a moment of sil skbrens a tribute from minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> now, boy like to honor the victims by reciting their names. veronica moser-sullivan. board on... >> the president visited families and victims yesterday. you'll find more on the victims on our web site. >> and an attorney spoke out on behalf of james holmes parents clarifying the statement his mother may have told a reporter. those words made it sound like she knew her son was the shooter. his parents are standing by their son but say they're hearts go out to the victims and families. his mother, arlene claims she didn't know her son was a suspect until a news reporter called and woke her up just before 6:00 a.m. on friday. >> dinot know anything about a shooting in aurora at that t
ABC
Jul 20, 2012 6:00pm PDT
have been questioning family members where james holmes grew up. >> this family is very upset and taken everyone by surprise. >> the family saying our hearts go out to those involved and to the families and friends of those involved, our family is cooperating with authorities in san diego, california and in aurora, colorado. and as a teenager james holmes attended west view high school. he was a member of the school's soccer team and those who few him say he was a bright boy. >> i remember jimmy being diet. very smart. >> after high school james holmes accepted in uc riverside. the chancellor says the school is in shock. >> here is an honor student. so academically he was at the top of the top. and he -- he really just distinguished himself from an academic point of view during four years with us. >> i just can't understand what turns a young man in this case from being a good student, from growing up in a good neighborhood, and then, going off to school and... what happened? i don't know. >> and the question you've posed why, that is the question that haunts the family. and the f
ABC
Jul 20, 2012 6:00am PDT
at holmes' home that's what he told police. authorities went there immediately, evacuated the apartment complex and now searching and investigating that site. president obama has said committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice and ensuring the safety of our people and caring for hose who have been wounded. -- for those who have been wounded. investigators believe that holmes does not have ties to domestic or international terrorism. however, we are learn paris premiere of the new bat money movie has been cancelled. -- the new batman movie has been cancelled. >>> stay with us all morning long about the colorado shooting. the president will address the issue 8:20 this morning we will break into programming to bring that to you. >>> in other news, you see low clouds but we are going to warm up. >>> absolutely, sunshine faster than we saw yesterday warmer weather on the way today and the weekend, good morning. doppler is dry this morning. heading around the bay today drier conditions at 7:00, mid to upper 50s by noon sunshine, 4:00 and 7:00 noontime temperatures uppe
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 6:00am PDT
of the tragedy in colorado. in less than two hours the shooting suspect james holmes could be in court his appearance set for 7:30. holmes has not been speaking to authorities following the shootings that left 12 dead and 58 injured. holmes is being neddle solitary confinement -- is being held in solitary confinement. it is possible his attorney could show up loan for the proceeding. holmes won't be charged today. prosecutors have three days to file charges there will be at least 70 within for each victim probably more. police say holmes began buying guns two months ago. >>> abc news has obtained video of the suspect recorded six years ago when he was speaking at a science camp. >> came here tonight have a super power and let 'em have more fun. >> abc news took the tape to a psychologist to get a professional opinion on what this video reveals. >> he's a very bright person, very articulate, organized in his thoughts, very smart. >> he also said evidence indicates holmes didn't just snap, careful planning and execution of his crime shows proactive attack behavior or premeditation.
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Jul 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
james holmes as he prepares to be formally charged in court tomorrow. and republican presidential candidate mitt romney meets with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem. what the two hey, there's barely a line at space mountain. you there ! i am looking for someone, hair black as night, skin white as snow ! yeah, yeah, i got that ! she is at the castle. dad ! honey ! but she's on the move. disney mobile magic, on verizon. you wouldn't happen to have an apple ? find characters, access wait times for the park you're in, and enjoy premium features when you download disney mobile magic, powered by verizon. >> there is an epic battle in syria over the country's industrial power center. rebel forces made great strides there and then braced for a government backlash that has finally arrived. abc news has the details. >> a syrian newspaper warned it will be the mother of all battles. it's been happening for years. the regime is vowing to snuff out the opposition fighters who had captured territory. the bbc reporter has been there. >> it's been an incredibly hot day in mor
ABC
Jul 21, 2012 1:05am PDT
started during a midnight screening during the new batman movie. police believe james-old james holmes calmly watched the movie along with everybody else, and then he got up and used his cell phone and went hid gear up with a bulletproof vest, a ballistic helmet, gas mask, tactile gloves and gear to cover his throat and legs. holmes went to the front of the theater and hurled two green canisters. >> i saw plumes of smoke. >> reporter: i spoke with emma who was in the theater. she stayed on scene for hours. she tells me thought i she thout had to be a prapg. >> he was such a nightmarish figure it couldn't have been real. >> then my worst nightmare happened. a guy in the corner had a semiautomatic weapon in his hand. you could see the explosions that were coming from the gun, the shotgun or whatever against the smoke background. >> one victim, a mother was hit in the leg. jay i remember thinking i am not going to die in here. me and my kids are not going to die in here. >> it was chaos. >> he marched up and down the aisle using an arsonal, an assault gun and rifle and two blocks. he shot
ABC
Jul 21, 2012 6:00am PDT
and bleeding from bullet holes. no one had any inkling of the horror to come. james holmes watched the fill being like everyone else until he got up and used his cell phone. then he slipped through a door to get an arsenal of weapons from his car. he went back inside to the front of the theater and hurled two green canisters. >> they started hissing and smoke everywhere, and then by the time i turned the corner they went off just pop, pop! and then shooting. >> then he shot up in the air and everybody started to panic at that point. >> the baby was in my arms at that time and then it was just chaos. >> at that moment i remember thinking i'm not going to die in here. me and my kids, we are not going to die in here. >> just minutes later police arrested holmes outside the theater near his car. officials won't say if the suspect talked about a motive. right now they are worried about his apartment. it is booby trapped. >> i see an awful lot of wires, trip wires, jars full of ammunition, jars full of liquid. some things that look like mortor rounds. we have a lot of challenges to get in th
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Jul 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
next we are learning more about the suspected colorado theater shooter james holmes as he is expect the to be formally charged in court tomorrow. and republican presidential candidate mitt romney meets with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem. what the two hey, there's barely a line at space mountain. you there ! i am looking for someone, hair black as night, skin white as snow ! yeah, yeah, i got that ! she is at the castle. dad ! honey ! but she's on the move. disney mobile magic, on verizon. you wouldn't happen to have an apple ? find characters, access wait times for the park you're in, and enjoy premium features when you download disney mobile magic, powered by verizon. that's mom to you. and you should eat something that's good for you before you go outside. never! come on james. it's a new fiber one chewy bar. chocolatey and delicious. fiber one chewy bar, huh? mmm. refueled space captain james. [ male announcer ] new fiber one chewy bars. great taste kids love plus calcium and fiber kids need. >> now to the latest to the tragedy in colorado. tomorrow t
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Jul 21, 2012 8:00am PDT
reporter a ama daetz will bring us live reports and tweet updates. >> suspect james holmes has roots in the monterey area. she grandson of a decorated military veteran who taught at the prestigious york school in monterey. his uncle lives in carmel. holmes have never been a member of the armed forces. here is carolyn johnson with more. >> reporter: he grew up in san diego in the upper class community. he placed soccer and then from u.c. riverside with a degree in neuroscience. >> he was an honor student. academically he was at the top of the top. he really distinguished himself from an academic point of view graduating with highest honors. >> it was a different james hol thams showed up at the san diego pawnshop asking for tips about firing a gun. >> i immediately recognized him. when i saw his picture. my first out of my mouth, he looks very familiar. >> i can't understand what turns a young man in this case from being a good student, growing up in a good neighborhood and then going off to school and what happens? i don't know. >> reporter: when he couldn't find a job aft graduating hi
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Jul 28, 2012 11:00pm PDT
the charges. >> we learned suspect james holme was a psychiatric patient while a practiced student at the university of colorado him psychiatrist is the school's director of student mental health services. she didn't answer today when we knocked. >> dr. fendon? >> prosecution and defense teams are now fighting over a notebook holmes made to fenton that may refeel clueses about the massacre. homeholeles' p attorney says it's confidential between doctor and parent. the doctor never received the notebook but i she had a duty to warn. >> a duty to warn or protect. >> bus there's chance he kept his plan secret. >> it's possible the psychiatrist had very little information from james holmes at the time that this happened. >> james holmes will be back in court on monday. he is facing potentially hundreds of charges, including 12 counts of first degree murder, 58 counts of attempted murder. two big questions tonight. will the prosecution's venally seek the death penalty against holmes and will he mount an insanity defense? >> ama: the theater chain is raising money to help the victims and
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Jul 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
cruise and katie holmes's marriage is over. holmes filed for divorce requesting sole custody of the couple's 6-year-old daughter. they say they're committed to suri's interest autos they move quick lie and let's talk about the weather forecast. >> it's really foggy this morning and that is becoming shallower and into two days. there is a live picture from our camera. looking across the bay there towards the bridge you can see a patch of fog there. there is some fog around near the coastline. there is another live picture from san jose. sunny skies and high temperatures so far 76 degrees and there is tomorrow, low 90s. this is what it looks like looking at live doppler 7. sunny skies or clear across most of the bay area except for coastal fog, temperatures 55 in half moon bay. 92 in antioch. there is highs into 50s to low 90s inland. there is a spare the air fr tomorrow, here is what is bringing us heat, hot air mass retro grading and moving west it's going to be cooking inland tuesday and wednesday. there is fog still around and there you don't have to worry about it getting too hot
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Jul 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
witnesses. >>> up next, we are learning more about suspected colorado theater shooter james holmes as he prepares to be formally charged in court tomorrow. >>> mitt romney meets with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem. what the two agree is the greatest threat in t >>> to the latest in the tragedy in colorado. tomorrow the suspect james holmes is scheduled to be back in court to face formal charges including 12 counts of murder and 58 counts of attempted murder. >> a woman critically injured in the shooting has suffered a miss . doctors say it was caused by the trauma, including the loss of her 6-year-old daughter in that shooting. yes, three of those who died were laid to rest. clayton sandell has the latest. [ bagpipes ] >> reporter: jessica went home one last time to san antonio. >> she was a forced to be reckoned with. a jolt of lightning. >> reporter: one of three funerals for 12 lives cut short. >> you have a right to be advised of charges. >> reporter: suspect james holmes was a psychiatric patient while a grad student at the university of colorado. his p
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Jul 23, 2012 6:00pm PDT
accused of opening fire in a crowded movie theater, james holmes appeared disoriented and groggy. and abc 7 news has been covering this story in colorado since friday. >> nobody really knew what to expect from the defendant today. and the suspected shooter that is james hoemtz holmes, it seemed to be odd when we did see him in court. he has not been charged. it was an advisement which is a chance for a judge to read him his rights. the 24-year-old james holmes sat silent in front of the judge during a court appearance. >> police believe he shot and killed 12 people, wounding 58 more inside of an aurora movie theater. some victims and families came to dourt take a look at the accused who at times appeared to almost doze off. >> i kind of feel like i make sure that justice is taken with this man. and this support, everybody that has been through this. >> the court date is in a week but charges could change. >> this investigation doesn't stop. it will continue. and so as we find more information we want to make sure we've got the right charges. >> the district attorney says it's important th
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Jul 26, 2012 4:30am PDT
the shootings, sent by james holmes and contains a notebook with vivid descriptions of his planned attack. tahman bradley has more. >> reporter: this morning, a huge clue about the suspected shooter in the movie theater massacre. sources tell abc news james holmes may have mailed to the university of colorado, the school he attended until dropping out last month, a notebook detailing plans to carry out the massacre. fox news quotes a law enforcement source who says the notebook contains full details about how holmes planned to kill people, including graphic illustrations of stick figures shooting and killing one another. in denver yesterday, the first memorial service for one of the 12 victims of the shooting. i was for a 51-year-old man who went to the movie with his teenaged children they escaped harmed, he was killed. >> it is hard. but it was good. >> reporter: many of the law enforcement heroes from that night paid tribute to the victims all human and affected by this greatly. >> reporter: this morning, we are hearing from more of the victims and their families and you might b
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Jul 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
their client's right to a fair trial. james holmes now knows with what he's facing after being formally charged today. 142 counts in all. including 24 counts of murder. two for each of the 12 victims shot to death in the colorado theater. 116 counts of attempted murder, doubling the number injured. one charge of possessing explosives and within sentence -- unlike his first court appearance this month where holmes was silent, observers say this time at one point he spoke with his attorney and looked directly at the judge when the possibility of the death penalty was mentioned. >> if he gets convicted of one count of first degree mur the punishment will be either death penalty or life without parole. >> reporter: this case is raising questions about doctor-patient confidential tip. the judge today ordered a notebook holmes sent to his psychiatrist be turned over to the defense. next month there will be a hearing about that evidence. meantime, families of the victims continue to grieve. this weekend ashley who was shot several times during the massacre suffered a miscarriage. she
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Jul 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. >> two counsels for each victim that's what jameless holmes was charged with. prosecutor home it is going to help get a conviction. he was charged are of -- 142 crimes. >> james holmes looked the same in court. dazed and confused with brightt orange hair, only this time cameras were not allowed inside. the prosecution laid out 142 charges against him. two murder counsels for each death. 116 criminal attempts to commit murder in the first-degree . one count of felony of explosive device. >> many of the victims and their family from the movie massacre heard the killer speak for the first time. the judge asked holmes in -- if he wanted to waive his right to a speedy trial. he said yes. >> he should be locked away and life with what he did every day of his life. >> when the judge mentioned the death penalty holmes looked rightt at him. the journal was ordered returned. >> resentments that anyone would take away someone's life for going to the movies. i felt sorry for him in a sense that this was a brilliant person that could have done good. >> it was a silent message for holmes in court
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Jul 21, 2012 11:00pm PDT
believe holmes had been planning the massacre for months. he is in solitary confinement tonight. witnesses are beginning to return to the scene. a ama daetz is live in aurora, colorado with their story. >> reporter: a lot of people have actually come by to pay their respects to those that died. the people that why injured were finally able to pick up their car at the theater. crime scene tape is still up. when a tragedy like this unfolds live on tv we feel the gravity of it but it feels a world away spoke with survivors with ties to the bay area. >> the community is banding together. this sign is the latest show of support for the 12 people that died and those that were injured that movie theater shooting two nights ago. as the suspected shooter sits in jail tonight, people returned to the scene. >> i haven't been able to sleep. >> she was fortunate enough to get out of theater not long after the shooting began. >> he had a gun and bulletproof vest on and guns on him and one on his waist and he let it go off. >> she used to live in cupertino. they started to check on her friday
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Jul 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
against 24-year-old james holmes, including a dozen first degree murder counts. he's accused of killing 12 people and wounding nearly 60 others at a movie theater during the showing of the new batman movie. attorneys will argue for information about a notebook he allegedly had delivered to his psychiatrist. defense contends it is privileged communication. legal analysts expect the case to be dominated by arguments over holmes' sanity. stay with the abc7 morning news coming up, we go live to colorado for an update on today's court appearance. >>> 6:05. investigators want to know if underaged drinking played a role in a fight on a party bus that ended in a woman's death when two people fell from the moving bus it happened late friday night on highway 17 in los gatos a group of a dozen people on their way home to santa cruz from a concert at shoreline ampitheater, two women got night fight, investigators want to know how the bus' emergency door opened. 25-year-old natasha know land died when the bus ran over her -- her the other woman who is 20-years-old is expected to be okay the bus driver
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Jul 22, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, here is the latest. tonight police say the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes has lawyered up, and he is not talking with investigators. over the past four months more than 50 commercial packages were delivered to his home and a school address including rounds of ammunition he bought on-line. we could get a look at holmes tomorrow when he is scheduled to appear in court. the town in aurora paid tribute to the 12 people gunned down in the theater, and abc7 news an ama dates was there and she joins us live in aurora, colorado. >> the turnout for the vigil was incredible. so many people showed up to pay their respects to those killed in the movie theater shooting. as one man said to me, there was a sense of family. a pledge from the community of aurora to the 12 people shot and killed in friday's movie theater shooting. this vigil at the aurora municipal center brought together family, friends and the ever watchful eye of police. but this wasn't a time to be afraid. no gunman can shake this city's spirit. >> he will get his. >> reporter: many here didn't know any of the victims, but it make
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Jul 24, 2012 1:05am PDT
appearance today. james holmes seemed disoriented and showed no emotion. amm live at the courthouse in centennial, colorado for us tonight. amma? >>reporter: the suspect james holmes just sat there next to his public defender. seemed to almost nod off at times. he was not charged today. that's going to happen next week. today was a chance for the judge to advice him of his rights. >> given the nature of the charges you are currently being held on no bond hold. >>reporter: it was the moment so many had waited for. chance to see accused killer james holmes for the first time since the mass shooting inside midnight showing of the dark knight rises. >> put off looking at his face and eventually i had to get past that and see who the killer was. >>reporter: victims and families only got to see the 24-year-old with the fiery red orange hair. he never spoke but family attorney did. >> family wants to reiterate that their hearts go out to the victims and their families. >>reporter: when asked if they standby their son. >> yes they do. he's their so son. >>reporter: s as legal process gets unde
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Jul 24, 2012 4:30am PDT
yesterday as we got that first glimpse of james holmes. authorities are wide-eyed at what they found in his apartment. this morning we are getting the item lighted list. -- itemized list. there were 30 ied's attached to trip wires 10 gallons of gas to enhance the thermal effect after explosion. the detonated devices are being taken to virginia for fbi analysis. the man accused of bidding that death trap and shooting and killing 12 people seemed out of it in court yesterday. >> he looked like someone who didn't know what was going on. and that leads to all sorts of important and fascinating legal questions about his mental state. >> reporter: families of some of the victims were in court. a father who lost his son calls holmes a coward. the district attorney says she will be consulting with those families before deciding if she will pursue the death penalty. holmes has another court appearance next monday >>> this morning the attorney representing the san diego family of james holmes says his parents are standing by him, because he's their son. the attorney read a family statement detail
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Jul 22, 2012 5:00pm PDT
we're live in aurora with more >> abc news has video of shooting suspect james holme, taken six years ago when he spoke at a science camp. >> it's an ill -- illusion that a allows you to change the past. >> he shot into a crowded theater, kill 12 people, including very ron na moser. >> veronica's mother, ashley, is in the opt and has been told of her daughter's death. >> we small people who are still terribly injured and may not make it. >> authorities maneuvered through a minefield of booby-traps inside holmes apartment, removing a computer, hard drives, and several explosives they detonated at other locations. >> as we continue to learn more about the man police believe is responsible for this shooting, there's an effort here today to make sure the victims are not forgotten and, alan, i will wile the story at 6. >> alan: is the area starting to look like it did before the tragedy? >> the mall re-opened yesterday so today you had a lot of shoppers coming and going, people still taking pictures. the theater is closed. the parks lot is starting to fill up with people coming to ho
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Jul 30, 2012 4:30am PDT
psychiatrist. there are other matters. james holmes has been held without bond. he appeared to pay very little attention to the court and looked dazed at times. it is expected first degree murder charges will be filed with at least a dozen counts. >> formal filing of charges this monday july 30th. >> reporter: the prosecution is expected to lay down the hammer on 24-year-old james holmes, 10 days after the massacre. at his arraignment, he could face hundreds of charges, including 12 counts of first degree murder, 58 counts of attempted murder. reckless endangerment for the explosive is. >> i don't care what the motive is, -- he knew what he was doing. that's it. i want to see justice. >> reporter: ashley's stepmother says she will be in the courtroom. ashley not only lost her 6-year-old daughter veronica, she too was shot several times and has suffered a miscarriage. >> it was because of stress, because of trauma. ashley has been through a lot. >> reporter: some of the -- so have the victims' families, many buried their loved ones over the weekend. at the center of the investigation is
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Jul 23, 2012 11:00am PDT
rebecca he has the latest from colorado now. -- >> reporter: shooting suspect james holmes sat quietly in a colorado courtroom today, appearing dazed. >> you have a right to a jury trial. >> reporter: unshaven and with his hair dyed sat silently. the prosecutor said she's considering the death penalty. >> victims will be impacted by that decision so they will want to have and we will want their input. >> reporter: the 20 -- the 24-year-old is accused of killing 12 and injuring 58 after firing a hail of bullets during the midnight premiere of a batman sequel. investigators combing through his apartment tell abc news they found a computer and move evidence of a batman obsession including a poster and mask. they described the space as a bomb factory and death trap. >> this apartment was designed to kill whoever entered it. >> reporter: police found 30 potential bombs with a control panel. scores of bullets. 10 gallons of gasoline. after dropping out of his doctoral program last month he an mind online to joan a colorado gun range. the owner became concerned after listening to holm
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Jul 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
against 24-year-old james holmes, including a dozen first degree murder counts. he is, as you know, accused of killing 12 and injuring 60 at a move think theater for the showing of the new batman movie in aurora, colorado, 10 days ago. attorneys will argue for information about a notebook that he allegedly delivered to his psychiatrist. the defense contends it is privilegeed dr. -patient communication. legal analysts expect the case will be come dated by argument over holmes' sanity. >>> people in san francisco expressing their sorrow for the tragedy in colorado. members of jesse jackson's rainbow coalition held a prayer vigil outside a theater. >> this assault weapon issue is something we need to bring back to the take revising of the ban on assault weapons is something that should be considered. we understand the second amendment and right to bear arms assault weapon is a different type of artillery. >> nra member and gun rights supporter of san francisco says a ban is not answer and it won't work. >>> 5:02. another milestone in the construction of the new 49ers' stadium. a speci
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Jul 22, 2012 2:00am PDT
wanted to spend time in the mountains. >>> james holmes booby-trapped apartment was cleared of explosives which could help lead to a motive in in had in massacre. a bomb squad blew up a device. chemicals inside were gathered up and driven to a remote location. police officials say the apartment was wired to kill whoever came through the door. >> there is going to be a police officer. so make no mistake what was going on there. we sure are hell angry. >> they should be finished investigating the apartment by monday. >> all 12 victims have been identified. the youngest is six-year-old. alexander jonathan blunt were killed as for an air force sergeant. a mom with two children. the other victims many of the victims died heroes. david wright as their story. >> it was a real life heroes in the theater. people who saved their girlfriend's lives are sacrificing their own. john larrimer leapt over the seat to shield his girlfriend. alex jumped in front of his girlfriend taking a bullet that would have hit her. and target employee saved his girlfriend and co-workers the same way. she was
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Jul 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
ahead meft-noticeable thing actress katie holmes is doing now that she's filed for divorce. >> and how to use a smart phone for sharing rides, and phone for sharing rides, and trading spaces. i'll have the $4 everyday value slam with... bacon. wait... yeah... well, yeah, bacon. and my eggs sunny side-up. no, umm, over-easy. the $4 everyday value slam. one of 4 great choices for $4 off the 2-4-6-8 value menu. only at denny's. >>> you probably know the greatest tv generation lost another beloved face. andy griffith died today, probably best known as mayberry sheriff andy tailor and starred on broadway and in the film "a face in the crowd". he had an encore in "matlock". andy griffith was 86. >> katie holmes appears to have a new attitude since filing for divorce according to employees of her local whole foods in new york city. a few weeks ago employees say she got into an angry altercation. now, she the say she smiles and let's customers take pictures of her and her daughter, another says it's like a weight has been lifted and she seems almost normal, words of a store employee. >> an
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Jul 31, 2012 4:30am PDT
courtroom james holmes heard the charges that could cause him his life. he sat daze confused. prosecutor charge him with 24 counts of murder for each of the 12 people killed and attempted murder for the people injured. many of the victims showed up to hear the charges. they saw holmes fiery orange hair and heard him speak if the judge asked him if he wanted waive his right to a speedy trail. >> he looked like an anim in a corner. just a sickly animal that was defeated. >> they argued over whether a notebook mailed to his psychiatrist will be used as evidence in the case. >> it could offer insight whether halce is mentally il. >> 4:48 this morning, indian is dealing with a massive power out age. a power grid failed and caused a cascading blackout. it is the third failure in two days. they have left 600 million people without electricity. traffic lights and rail system is down. and triple failures are raising questions about india's outdated infrastructure and the government's inability to meet the exploding energy demand. >> u.s. lawmakers file would a final bill late last nig
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Jul 26, 2012 1:05am PDT
whether james holmes was seeing a psychiatrist. and tonight holmes' neighbors were finally allowed to return to their apartments for the first time since they were evacuated because of his booby-trapped unit. >>> and now to an abc news exclusive. michael jackson's mother is speaking for the first time since paris tweeted that she was missing. katherine jackson says there are a lot of lies surrounding her family drama. >> there are rumors going out about me about i was kidnapped and held against my will. i am here to let everybody know i am fine. >> tito jackson was temporary guardian after he was worried the chirp would thought let her go home. she has not spoken to her grandchildren since july 15th despite numerous attempts to reach her. you can hear katherine jackson's full statement, and why she said she would not speak to her grandchildren. >>> a modesto gas station is the focus of protests after an employee told a veteran he was not welcome. nearly 100 people held signs outside this chevron station. the air force reservist went in to buy a soda, but huey was told -- but he was to
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Jul 25, 2012 11:00am PDT
about the accused real life villain james holmes. a month and a half before the shooting he took a key oral exam, he reportedly failed and then he bought a high powered rifle that became part of his cache. experts say failing that test might have triggered a sickness. >> all of those things could make a dormant schizophrenia-type of genetic predisposition come out and come out quickly. >> reporter: yet n that movie theater, authorities say holmes acted like a focused marksman those guns and assault rifle in particular take lots of training and target practice to master. the shooter had what law enforcement officials call a high hit rate. as investigators try to figure out where he might have been trained one victim has a new son named hugo. his mother survived without sustaining any injuries. we hear mom and baby are doing great. caleb is in critical. >>> stay with abc7 news for all the latest on the tragedy in colorado we are updating information as well on twitter. >>> still ahead, big announcement for north korea's new young leader. what he is doing that his father never did >>>
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Jul 24, 2012 5:00am PDT
holmes apartment. >>> why the maker of the muppets is no longer doing business with this restaurant chain. >>> mid 60s along the coast in san francisco, 70s around the bay, 70s and 80s inland. a lot of sun by the afternoon. lower 48 still hot everywhere, 80s and 90s, seattle 72. flight arrival delays at o'hare and [ male announcer ] the magic of nature appears every day, within each strand of an oat's rhythmical sway. when an apple's vibrant red temptation, and honey's sweet touch of golden sensation, join together with a pecan crunch you'll savor, creating the most perfect lesson in flavor. at nature valley, nature's best-written recipe is ready for you to enjoy. delicious granola bars made with the best ingredients in nature. nature valley, nature at its most delicious. >> announcer: right now abc7 news begins with breaking news. >> reporter: good morning i'm amy hollyfield live in martinez, neighbors try to save each other overnight when their apartment building caught fire two people and a cat did pass away. we'll have the latest coming up. -- [ inaudible ] >>> good morning i'm
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Jul 23, 2012 2:00am PDT
at 11:30, what we have learned tonight about the shooter, james holmes. stay with abr7 news for continuing coverage of the colorado theater masacre. you can also get the latest anytime on abc7 news.com. >>> president obama and republican mitt romney are both in san francisco tonight. abc7 news ro thomas roman joins us from the inter continental hotel where the president is spending the night. thomas? >> we are on fourth and howard. howard street is actually closed between fourth and fifth because the president is staying at the inter continental hotel down the street. this closure has caused a big traffic jam. and while mitt romney has finished his fundraising in san francisco, president obama is just about to start. air force 1 arrived at san francisco international airport at 8:15, an hour behind schedule after the president's visit to colorado. president obama gave a short wave, but there was no fanfare. the only people here to greet him were the media since the public was not invited to his arrival. early monday morning president obama will be taking air force 1 to reno, nev
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Jul 29, 2012 2:00am PDT
the charges. >> we learned suspect james holme was a psychiatric patient while a practiced student at the university of colorado him psychiatrist is the school's director of student mental health services. she didn't answer today when we knocked. >> dr. fendon? >> prosecution and defense teams are now fighting over a notebook holmes made to fenton that may refeel clueses about the massacre. homeholeles' p attorney says it's confidential between doctor and parent. the doctor never received the notebook but i she had a duty to warn. >> a duty to warn or protect. >> bus there's chance he kept his plan secret. >> it's possible the psychiatrist had very little information from james holmes at the time that this happened. >> james holmes will be back in court on monday. he is facing potentially hundreds of charges, including 12 counts of first degree murder, 58 counts of attempted murder. two big questions tonight. will the prosecution's venally seek the death penalty against holmes and will he mount an insanity defense? >> ama: the theater chain is raising money to help the victims and
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Jul 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
holme's lawyer is paying tom cruise as the couple reaches a divorce deal. >> a story you're going to want to tell friends about. these twins were born in two different countries. >> and coming up, metal thieves [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: dinner...is...served. tonight, take it easy and enjoy your favorite soup, salad and hot, hearty sub. like the toasty big hot pastrami melt. get to your local subway for some dinnertime deliciousness tonight. subway. eat fresh. >> if you love good morning america now you can hang out in the afternoon. >> ladies first. >> can i -- . >> let her rip. >> good afternoon, america! >> this show debutted with the buzz on the tom kat divorce. and you're a big part of the show n addition to studio audience viewers can use social media to get in on the conversation. >> if of the things we love to do will be able to share with you now in the afternoon. we'll be bringing you all of the fresh in the world of pop news and web. >> it's now people are talking about it. it's news that is fit to discuss. >> you can watch here on abc 7 weekday
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Jul 21, 2012 11:35pm EDT
. they gathered outside james holmes apartment on saturday. >> this is a trip wire was set up to detonate when somebody entered that apartment. it was set up to kill that person. >> the aurora community is in shock after he opened fire during a screening of "the dark knight rises." 12 people died in nearly 60 hurt. three service members were among the victims, including john larimer. he joined the navy last year. alex sullivan also shot and killed. some of the victims look back on the quarter. -- the horror. >> a few centimeters there and i do not think i would have left the theater. >> i had my face down on the ground and i stayed as still as possibly could. i prayed and i prayed and he fired off a couple more rounds. then he laughed. >> police arrested holmes at the scene. he is expected to appear in court on monday. a steady stream of people come to make -- pay their respects at the memorial. the city is planning an official vigil tomorrow evening. >> we are learning now that president obama will be in attendance for that vigil. he will visit colorado tomorrow. but we are cont
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